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March 09, 2020

Melanomas in Horses: New Topical Treatment Shows Promise

While many melanomas in horses are benign, some tumors advance to malignancy, sometimes ending in widespread metastasis that includes Read more
Horse galloping across snow covered field
February 03, 2020

Artificial Light and Hair Growth in Horses

As an alternative to body-clipping, one group of researchers recently examined the use of artificial lights to alter a Read more
Riders cantering horses along a fence line
January 31, 2020

Weight-Carrying Capacity of Horses Revisited

How does rider weight influence a ridden horse? What happens when the weight of the rider is increased quickly? Read more
Two endurance riders on course during competition.
December 25, 2019

Equine Athletes and Body-Wide Inflammation

Measuring systemic inflammation may be a useful tool for identifying horses at risk for elimination from endurance competitions due Read more
Powdered supplement in scoop
April 15, 2019

Exploring Acetaminophen for Pain in Horses

As a first step in supporting the use of acetaminophen in horses, researchers conducted a simple safety test. Read more
Photo of a horse with a sarcoid on her cheek
March 25, 2019

Sarcoids: A Cure on the Horizon

From radiation therapy to topical creams, veterinarians and owners alike have felt the frustrations of sarcoid resilience. Recently, the Read more
Racehorse exercising on track
February 18, 2019

Improved Understanding of Speed Gene Helps Thoroughbreds

Continued research in this field revealed that this gene was responsible for producing myostatin, a major protein involved in Read more
Vet In Discussion With Horse Owner
January 16, 2019

Could Acupuncture Help My Horse?

A paper by Huisheng Xie presented at the 2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention assesses the use of Read more
Test tube of blood
November 05, 2018

New Efforts Toward Doping Horses Thwarted

Scientists from the Laboratory of Racing Chemistry in Japan have already identified a new form of doping and have Read more
Running haflinger mare with foal
October 22, 2018

Genetics Behind Horse Height Helps Breeding Programs

A Welsh research team recently collected DNA from 105 ponies and cobs to look for significant height-associated genetic regions. Read more
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